It's a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 2018!
Our favorite nanny is back!
Mary Poppins gets a sequel with a whole new set of cast and we're super excited! We really can't imagine Mary Poppins to not be played by THE Julie Andrews but it looks like the Emily Blunt is giving the character major justice.
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We also can't imagine how P. L. Travers, Mary Poppins' original author, would think about Emily Blunt playing this character who was very personal to her and close to her heart.
If you may not know, Pamela L. Travers or Helen Goff (her real name) was very sentimental about her story of Mary Poppins. She grew up a wise girl who was very close to her alcoholic father who eventually died of alcoholism. She felt helpless when this happened until her Aunt Ellie, who was her inspiration for Mary Poppins' character, showed up and helped her family cope with the father's death.
Her idea that formed Mary Poppins revolved around the missed opportunity of saving her father. That if only Aunt Ellie came around earlier, her father would've been saved.
To know more about the original story of how Mary Poppins came to be, watch Saving Mr. Banks.
Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.
In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep).
It's a cast heavy on talent! We're definitely excited for 2018!
*Post photo from news.com.au